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that this friendship could only last one year. >> such a loss. friends and family of krystle campbell also said their good-byes, hundreds of people lined the streets as the hearse approached. no funeral has been set for 8-year-old martin richard. hundreds turned out for a wake for sean collier and a public memorial service is scheduled tomorrow. vice president joe biden and jill biden are set to attend. >> so tragic. thank you, john. 48 minutes past the hour. still ahead airline passengers will have to keep their knives, bats and golf clubs at home at least for a while longer. why the tsa is delaying the new policy that was scheduled to take effect this week. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. ...and we inspected his brakes for free. -free is good. -free is very good. [ male announcer ] now get 50% off brake pads
campbell from massachusetts. her mother spoke to the media today. >> we're heart broken about our krystle marie. she was a wonderful person. everybody that knew her loved her. >> that poor woman's pain is so palpable. many bay area families have also been affected by this horrific tragedy. for more on that we head to terry mcsweeney who joins us live from boston tonight. terry. >> reporter: yeah, the people here in boston trying to figure out a way to deal with their grief after yesterday's attack, which hit many of these people very personally. and right now on the street where the bombs went off, we have this memorial with flags and signs and candles. it's not just the people of boston, it's people across the country, including some people from northern california who came out here for the boston marathon. we're talking about the cortains of chico. >> when he handed me the bottled water, that's when the explosion went off. my fellow runners turned around and saw the smoke and thought what was that? >> reporter: her husband was at the finish line waiting for his marathoner mate. >> i was
and his family tonight. the second person killed has just been identified as 29-year-old krystle campbell of medford, mass. she was reportedly at the finish line as a spectator. we're still waiting on the name of the third victim. and as we wait, there are two main aspects to this story now. what happened and the investigation into what happened. we begin with that. and nbc news justice correspondent pete williams. pete, what do officials know? what are they saying? >> well, consider this interesting fact. i just talked to a person who has done a lot of bomb investigations who says that under normal conditions, it is possible to gather up 93 to 98% of the bomb devices themselves. even though they will be in little pieces and will be all bent up. most of the bombs will not be consumed by the explosion. so they're optimistic that they will have within a fairly short time here, it may take a couple of days, a pretty good idea of exactly how these devices were made. and already they say they have a rough idea of what components were used to make the bombs. unfortunately, these are very common
. today we learned the identity of another fatality, 29-year-old krystle campbell of medford, mass. she was with her best friend watching that friend's boyfriend cross the finish line when she was killed in the blast. talk about going from joy well, to heaven, maybe. we also got new video from a marathon runner named jennifer treacy approaching the finish line when the first bomb went off. we're also learning new details about the bombs, themselves. we now know they contained explosives and shrapnel packed inside a pressure cooker, regular kitchen pressure cooker and they were placed inside backpacks. we also now know the bombs were set off by an electric timer. the "boston globe" reported a circuit breaker was used to trigger the dual explosions. president obama did something today he didn't do yesterday. he called it an act of terrorism. >> this was a heinous and cowardly act, and given what we now know about what took place, the fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorism. any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror. >> well, there's still so much
student lingzu dislu and krystle campbell, who went to the marathon to cheer for her friend. >> she was always smiling. you couldn't ask for a better daughter. i can't believe this has happened. she's such a happy worker at everything she did. this doesn't make any sense. >>> as boston comes to grips with monday's tragedy, the newtown families are dealing with an unexpected blow as the senate prepares for key blows today on background checks. joe manchin tells nbc news he doesn't have the votes. >> we have over 90% of the senate democrats that will vote affirmative. if we just had 20% of our republican colleagues, that's not a heavy ask, not a heavy lift. in west virginia, gun show background and criminal checks for gun shows, 83% of west virginiaens support it in one of toughest gun culture in the country. 86% across the board. >>> but they can't get to 60. good day on "andrea mitchell reports" in washington. as the fbi is learning more about the bombs used, capitol hill is now on alert. suspicious letters are being tested. they're targeting senators, and we have learned president
desperately tried to save a bombing victim, krystle campbell, wants to meet her family to tell them about their daughter's final moments. also standing by for a statement from the president of the united states in a few moments. he is going into the rose garden. we'll have live coverage. you're watching a special edition of "the situation room." all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. cisco. tomorrow starts here. cisco. ♪ haters best get to bloggin' in it ♪ ♪ so hot right now that our designer ♪ ♪ sunglasses be foggin' ♪ this crowd is classic ♪ so we play 'em like rachmaninoff ♪ ♪ just hooked 'em up with score alerts ♪ ♪now we're about to set it off ♪set it off like a score alert ♪ beep beep what? ♪if you set your phone to vibrate ♪ ♪ then it might alert your button flies all the ♪ ♪ girls and the guys wanna keep that credit score ♪ ♪
that with the identification of krystle campbell. one of the victims. one of the three confirmed fatalities. the family went to the hospital. they were told that she survived. but when they got there, it was in fact their friend attending the marathon and that their daughter parished in the explosion. i want to go back it michael on the ground in boston. michael, gauge for me the activity as far as investigators. not people who are trying to at least get back to normal and milling about but the area that crime scene, what kind of activity have you seen there today? >> right. it clearly intensified today. we saw agent in hazmat suites and bomb-sniffing dogs combing the area of the bomb site earlier today. looking, going through debris. looking for any scraps of evidence. this is a very intense investigation today. clearly activities have accelerated. we were told yesterday we would get a briefing in the morning g and that got pushed back to 1:00 and then that was pushed back to 5:00. i suspect that's from the program made. but reality check, we've all been saying this afternoon, we really got to take this s
on the injured. >> catherine: the boston globe posted this picture of running shoes and flowers. krystle campbell. all three were killed as they stood near the boston on the last day of her life, men lu posted this picture titled "my wonderful breakfast." among the 14=thousand comments on her microblogging website, this would want to harm her. another chinese student is among the dozens of victims being treated at a half=dozen boston hospitals. expected to survive, but many suffered horrible wounds. >> "we had, as of today, seven amputations in five patients." >> "and how do you tell someone >> "well you have to be honest and it's a very difficult especially, and their caregivers. but we just be honest. we do the best we >> catherine: at boston medical center, two patients, including a 5- year-old, boy, are still in critical condition, but all are expected to survive. this office, have been released. eight are still in critical and cut condition. has three remaining patients. is not as the go-between both of injury in good condition; of >> pam:a 10-year-old boy is in critical condition with multi
exploded. other two 8-year-old martin richard and 29-year-old chris krystle campbell. today we got update how some of them are doing. mike tobin was at the hospital a little bit earlier. is he live at the church where tomorrow president obama is set to attend a prayer service that we will cover certainly. but, mike, first, what do we know about those still in the hospital and their condition tonight? >> you know, bill, the news coming out of the hospitals overall is optimistic. doctors don't anticipate any further loss of life and they don't anticipate the need for any amputations. that being said, there is a somber note coming out of boston medical. doctors warning to keep a sharp out for post-traumatic stress. >> ptsd is not just about the patients it's about their families as well. we work with them from the beginning. there is no, as far as i know, any magic bullets to prevent this. but we need to, again, it's a process and evolves over time and it's something, again, that people need not to forget about that it's something that can be with these patients forever. >> now, hospitals di
-old krystle campbell and lu lingzi, a chinese graduate student at boston university. last night, neighbors and friends of martin richard and his family held a candlelight vigil near a baseball diamond and field where he used to play. >> everybody knows them, everybody loves them. it's just unthinkable, you know, anybody's little boy, was our little boy. >> reporter: boston common was the site of another vigil last night. several hundred turned out to sing and pay tribute to those killed, and the more than 170 injured. >> bostonians and people who are here are resilient and we come together in the hardest times and the best times so you know it's still great to be a bostonian. >> reporter: and in washington today, secretary of state john kerry, who also calls boston home, spoke emotionally at a congressional hearing. >> the granddaughter of a very, very close supporter and friend of mine through all my political career is fighting to keep both of her legs. boston is not going to be intimidated by this. but we're going to find out who did this. >> reporter: many of the injured, who were tre
with volunteers, president and mrs. obama meeting with families of victim -- family of victim krystle campbell and also of people who survived the blast. earlier at the cathedral of the holy cross, an interfaith service that featured clergy from various faiths, as well as cardinal sean o'malley, and politicians as well. the mayor of boston, the governor of massachusetts, and the president, urging this city to, as he said, reclaim its grace. michelle? >> thank you so much, scott. yes, watch those comments, it was a beautiful, beautiful speech, as he tried the to help the city of boston. thank you. all right, 49 minutes before the "closing bell." the dow jones industrial average is lower by 88 points, 14,529. >> well off the lows. we were down almost 120 when we came on at the top of the hour. coming up, we have much more on another rough day of the markets as we get set for these big earnings. the big three in technology, google, microsoft, and ibm, coming up in a little bit. stay tuned. welcnew york state, where cutting taxes for families and businesses is our business. we've reduced taxes and
and first lady did. we know the two of them visited with the fakly of the 29-year-old victim krystle campbell when they first arrived at the church. after the fact mr. obama and his wife split up. he went to mass general where he visited with some of the survivors as well as some of the families of some of the victims and the staff. his wife we're just now learning in the last few minutes spent the last hour at brigham and women's hospital and children's hospital speaking with some of the youngest affected by this awful tragedy. this is a very personal story not just for the president but entire white house. dennis mcdonough with ties to boston. some of his tice including lisa monaco who briefed him on the latest on the investigation just moments before he took off earlier today. >> peter alexander. thank you very much. i also want to bring in two membership, michael ross whose city council office is near where the bombs went off and mr. walker. you just heard peter alexander describe the president's tone as defiant. what was the mood like at the memorial service today among the peop
. and we can tell you, karen, that prior to delivering those remarks, he met with the family of krystle campbell, of course, one of the victims. one of the people who was killed in the bombing on monday. and then afterwards he met with some of the people who are still recovering in the hospital. also met with first responders. and the first lady, we are told, met with children who are recovering at brigham and women's hospital. this was a day fraught with emotion but also fraught with defiance as the president and first lady went there to boston in a role that is really becoming all too familiar, sort of responding to these communities in a state of mourning and healing. karen? >> you know, kristen, that was the second emotional speech the president has given in less than 18 hours. do you think he carried the emotion we heard yesterday in the rose garden in that speech on guns with him to boston today? >> reporter: well, i think it's certainly possible. he did as you did point out deliver a speech yesterday that was emotional after the manchin/toomey was voted down or voted against in t
's remember the three people who were killed, killed so brutally at the end of that boston marathon. krystle campbell, martin richard and linzi lu. three people dead by a killer who had no respect for human life. the fbi is hunting. if you know where they are, if you
ppen and it will not. >> bvirown: , president obama met with the family of krystle campbell, one of three killed. and in addressing the gathering, he sought to comrt the unnerved city. >> after all, it's our beloved city, too, boston may be your home town but we claim it, too. your resolve is the greatest rebuke to whoever committed this heinous act, if they sought to intimidate us, to terrorize us, to shake us from those values the values that make us who we are as americans. well it should be pretty clear by now that they picked the wrong city to do it. ( applause ) not here in boston, not here in boston. and that's what you've taught us boston, that's what you reminded us, to push on, to persevere, to not grow weary, to not get faint. even when it hurts, even when our heart aches, we summon the strength that maybe we didn'tev. >> brown: later, mr. obama spoke with members of the boston athletic association at a nearby high school and visited with victims and staff at massachusetts general hospital. >> suarez: and we turn now to the subject of drones-- small unmanned aerial dev
week. 8-year-old martin richard, 29-year-old krystle campbell, lu lingze, age 23. 58 remain in the hospital, three in critical condition. many, of course, lost their limbs. last night the m.i.t. officer, sean collier, just 26 years old, he was killed. 15 other boston and massachusetts policemen who were injured in last night's gun battle. a deadly, deadly, awful toll. tonight the satisfaction for the people in that area and for boston and for america, the bomber in custody and alive at the moment. we don't know the extent of his injuries. we'll try to find out more. fran townsend, i believe you're with us now. national security correspondent for cnn. in terms of the fact that this has happened within four days, fran, this has to be considered a big success for the fbi. >> reporter: absolutely. it's a tremendous success. and i think what you heard at that press conference is them saying it was actually -- it's a team success. you really -- you needed the watertown police and the boston police, no one agency could have done it on their own. but the fbi gets tremendous credit.
of martin richard, krystle campbell, sean collier and lu lingzi." in case someone didn't hear it, bianna, i would like you to repeat for everyone once again, your phone call with the father of these brothers and what he said to you, the first thing he said to you. >> he said "thank god." he started crying. he's been waiting. he hasn't had any indication of what was going on. i called him. this was our fifth conversation of the day. and he was just full of emotion. and he said that he thanks us for calling him, for being in touch with him. and, again, i asked him, what do you want to say to your son? we know right now that he is in custody, on his way to the hospital. he said, just tell police everything. i still don't believe it, but tell them everything. he also said he's on his way to the states. he didn't say when he would be coming. but he'll be coming to the hospital. and he ended the conversation by saying, unfortunately, i lost one son, but the other one appears to be alive right now. >> pierre thomas, i want to go back. over and over and over again, i keep thinking what a close call
was captured. the first people they mentioned were the four people who died krystle campbell, martin richard, lu lingzi and sean collier, the officer who was killed. and that is first and foremost in the minds of the people here in boston. the loss of life and then those who were still in the hospital, the people who have lost limbs, who suffered shrapnel injuries. yes, there's a great sense of relief that this at least the first phase of this is over. the suspects -- one has been captured and one has been killed. but they know for the city there is a long road to recovery and this was just the first big step. brian? >> what an obscene toll of human damage by these two men. anne thompson in the great city of boston tonight. thanks. we also have an update tonight on the corcoran family whose terrible suffering after the bombing moved so many people around the world who heard their story. the mother had both legs amputated and the frantic effort to help her daughter became one of the, sadly, enduring images of this tragedy. tonight their family is speaking to natalie morales for the first time
murmurs ] hey! ♪ [ howls ] ♪ >>> remembering the victims of the violence here in boston. krystle campbell, martin richard, lingzi lu all three killed at the finish line of the boston marathon and officer sean collier shot and killed thursday night while police searched for the suspects. >>> and police officers and firefighters from all around the boston area saluted officer collier as a hearse drove his body to a funeral home yesterday. police say it's not clear why one of the suspects shot and killed him. but collier had been responding to a loud disturbance at the time. the 26-year-old had been a police officer for just over a year. >> and new details are trickling in this morning about the bombing suspects and possible ties to islamic extremism. cnn foreign affairs correspondent jill dougherty at the white house this morning. jill, you are also moscow bureau chief for nine years. you are very familiar with russia. what more do we know about the investigation into the older brother's behavior? >> okay. so that would have been the older brother of course is tamerlan tsarnaev. and we have
-old krystle campbell will be laid to rest tomorrow as her family and friends continue their grieving process. friday, boston was on lockdown. yesterday, the city came back to life. the epicenter, if you will, was fenway park, this is one of america's grand old baseball stadiums, and yesterday, it felt more like a cathedral. there was a pregame ceremony to honor the victims, survivors and first responders. also, one of the highlights during the eighth inning, neil diamond took the field to lead the crowd in his song "sweet caroline." ♪ sweet caroline ♪ good times never seemed so good ♪ >> reporter: red sox fans have been singing that song in the eighth inning of every home game since 2002. this week, diamond's song became america's song. george, during that game, there were some chicken-skinned moments. people were standing and cheering. and yes, crying. as one fan told us, quote, we can finally breathe again. >> okay, byron, thanks very much. >>> we're joined by boston mayor tom menino, mayor, thank you so much for joining us this morning. what an extraordinary morning it has been. you
, and expected to be here sometime this weekend. pamela brown, cnn, boston, massachusetts. >>> pamela, krystle campbell was killed just weeks before her 30th birthday. her brother says he's glad the manhunt it over, but it does not change the fact that his vivacious sister is gone. he told "the boston globe" i'm happy that nobody else will get hurt by these guys, but it's not going to bring her back. >>> a mid heightened security, runners made their way through london with boston on their mind. for one participant. it was extra-special. that's next. ones i've made. ones we've all made. about marriage. children. money. about tomorrow. here's to good decisions. who matters most to you says the most about you. at massmutual we're owned by our policyowners, and they matter most to us. ready to plan for your family's future? we'll help you get there. you will lose 3 sets of keys 4 cell phones 7 socks and 6 weeks of sleep but one thing you don't want to lose is any more teeth. if you wear a partial, you are almost twice as likely to lose your supporting teeth. new poligrip and polident for partials
rewind. massachusetts governor deval patrick will go to krystle campbell's funeral this morning. she was killed monday in the marathon bombings. i think it's not going to be an issue in 48 hours. maybe i'm wrong. miranda rights versus enemy combatant versus public safety exception. what's your sense? >> i'm from boston. i think there's no town or place that has more of a history of our founding and a belief in the constitution. i think the idea that we're going to twist ourselves in a pretzel around this enemy combatant, i don't think people support that in massachusetts or in boston and i don't think people will eventually because what shows that we're ready to deal with these issues, that we're a mature country is that we protect our rights even when they are hard to do not just when they are easy. >> could be a fascinating debate inside the republican party. rand paul versus lindsey graham. >> it's interesting that the entire debate is being conducted with representation in the republican party. that wasn't the case ten years ago. >> this is a much different republican party and t
-old victim, krystle campbell began just over an hour ago and at 2:50 p.m., president obama will join the city of boston in a moment of silence, mayor menino will observe the time from boston common. joining me washington bureau chief of the the "huffington post," graham, and the grio editor, joy reid and the deputy director of the "national journal." >> and pete, there's a lot of information that's come out over course of the weekend. we know that the fbi is interrogating dzhokhar tsarnaev. what are they hoping to get from him at this point? >> interrogating may be a bit of a grand word here, because it's certainly not the kind of interrogation they had planned, where they speak to someone. it's being conducted with notes and nods and because he can't speak, he's on a ventilator. so it's a very slow process. but during this period, their government is limited in terms of what they can ask him. because they're doing this public safety exception to the miranda rule. they've not advised him of his rights. so they can only ask about potential threats to public safety. were there other conspirator
. the capacity crowd mourned. krystle campbell, the 29-year-old at the finish line clearing on a friend. and later this evening, boston university will hold a memorial service for lu lingzi, the 23-year-old graduate, the student from china also killed in the blast. meanwhile as crews clean up the crime scene today, new questions about how the fbi interrogated tamerlan tsarnaev before the attacks. >> why didn't the fbi follow up on that? you combine the first interrogation, the first examination plus the subsequent act. when somebody is brought to your attention, you investigate and find nothing and then he carries out murders, you wonder, didn't you miss something in the investigation? >> and today, our investigative team uncovered new details about the suspect's weapons. tamerlan and dzhokhar both carried illegal guns. neither had proper permits nor petitions and dzhokhar tsarnaev was under age. within the last hour the white house explained why the surviving suspect will go through the criminal system. >> he will not be treated as an enemy combatant. we will prosecute this terrorist t
there to remember krystle campbell. she was a restaurant manager, she was just 29 years old. the boston cardinal sean o'malley presided over the services. and tonight, a memorial service is going to be held for lingzi lu, a graduate student in math and statistics at boston university had just written her final exams and they have her degree ready for her. if you'd like to help the surviving bomb victims, 50 of whom are still in the hospital, go to cnn.com/impact. and we certainly urge that you do take a look at that website. charging the boston marathon bombing suspect, the officials could file charges at any moment. in fact, that is what we're waiting on, but exactly what charges is this young man going to be facing? he is certainly in a great deal of trouble. murder, terrorism, conspiracy, all in play. we're going to break down the possible list and how it may compare to another very infamous man, timothy mcveigh, it's all coming up. [ tires screech ] [ beeping ] ♪ [ male announcer ] we don't just certify our pre-owned vehicles. we inspect, analyze and recondition each one, until it's nothin
, funeral services for one of the bombing victims, 29-year-old krystle campbell. and across boston and the world, the outpouring of support for the victims and the heroes continues. ♪ sweet caroline ♪ whoa whoa whoa ♪ good times never seemed so good ♪ ♪ so good, so good, so good ♪ i've been inclined ♪ whoa whoa whoa >> an emotional week in boston and we're on top of all the stories, good day, i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. boston and the nation pause for a moment of silence one week after the first bomb blast at the boston marathon. seven days later, investigators from the fbi and c.i.a. are taking the first crucial steps in trying to communicate with boston bombing suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev. joining me now, nbc news justice correspondent, pete williams. pete, what do we know about their ability to communicate with him and about the legal steps that they will be taking? >> well, their ability to communicate with him is limited, because of this injury he has, his injuries are pretty serious. ehe's said to be in serious but stable condition. he's on a ventilat
for 29-year-old victim krystle campbell. in boston, deval patrick and mayor demino requested a moment of silence at 2:50 to mark the one-week anniversary of the bombing. great public servants up there. we begin with those new charges filed against dzhokhar tsarnaev. pete william is nbc's chief justice correspondent. pete, we have charges. >> we do. couple things about the charges. both of the two counts filed against dzhokhar tsarnaev could bring the death penalty. they're capital cases. and interestingly as you well know the commonwealth of mt massachusetts does not have the death penalty. if anybody is going to seek the death penalty in this case, it would be the federal charge. we're a long way from there. the attorney general has to decide that. i think he would be the youngest person against whom the government would do that if it did. but it could if it wanted to. in terms of what the evidence shows, according to the fbi, it's partly the photographic evidence and partly the forensic evidence. as for the photographs, they give a long discussion of what they say is a key piece of
to commemorate the moment the first bomb exploded. today in medford, mass, mourners say goodbye to krystle campbell killed while standing at the finish line cheering on a friend. no word for services for 8-year-old martin rich. there will be a memorial at boston university tonight to honor grad student lu lingzi and another memorial is going to be held wednesday for the officer sean collier who was killed. michael isikoff, dzhokhar was charged today with conspireing. what's the latest with the 19-year-old suspect? >> reporter: well, he has been charged and there is a preliminary court hearing scheduled for may 30th. i have to say it is not at all clear what his medical condition is at this point and whether he is going to be able to appear for that court appearance. the manning straight had to be brought to the hospital. and in the affidavit with those criminal charges, it talks about him suffering gun wounds to the throat, the neck, to the body, multiple gun wounds. what his medical condition will be at this point is not clear. now what is, there are some additional details in this fbi af
, hundreds gathered for the funeral of krystle campbell, a young woman who will never see her 30th birthday. thanks to the brothers who allegedly carried out their deadly deeds in the crowd where she stood and cheered. i want to bring in nbc's luke russert with us from copley square in boston, and here in new york, nbc investigative producer bob windram. bob, the criminal complaint has been served against dzhokhar tsarnaev. you've head it. how damning is this complaint for the suspect? >> i think what you have here is a very strong complaint. remember, this is not an indictment. and this was not an arraignment today but an initial appearance. one of the things that struck me, as i was reading it, was the description of the search warrant executed in his dorm room at the university of massachusetts. at pine dale hall, they found a pyrotechnic device. not further explained. they found what appears to be the white hat that he wore and the black jacket that he wore. as well as bbs. so what you have throughout this charging sheet is a number of very specific details that go to what appears to be
. krystle campbell, one of the people who died in the bombing, had her funeral today. campbell, sean collier, martin richard and lu lingzi lost their lives. >>> in texans continue to grief for the 14 people killed after the plant exploded and destroyed part of the town. the "new york times" described the mall memorial for first responders this way. they faced each other in two lines in the parking lot of the school, forming two walls of blue as the body of a fellow firefighter was escorted between them in the night. the scale of the disaster could be measured by the length of the ceremony. the firefighters and responders stood in the cold for about two hours, forming an honor guard 12 times for 12 bodies. among the firefighters who died was 52-year-old kenny harris, captain with dallas fire-rescue, who lived in west and had reportedly been off-duty when he learned of the fire at the plant. jerry chapman, the member of the abbott volunteer vice president and morris bridges of the west volunteer fire department. there may not be a nobler civic undertaking than being a volunteer firefighter. it
observed that moment today at the white house. one victim, krystle campbell, was laid to rest this morning. >> present arms! >> another lu lingzi was remembered at boston university a little while ago. tonight i'll talk to people who knew the tsarnaev brothers and to the state senator who says dzhokhar tsarnaev should be tortured to save more lives. the latest breaking news on the investigation. a government source tells cnn that dzhokhar tsarnaev claims no foreign terrorist groups were involved in the incident. he says he and his brother tamerlan -- he says brother tamerlan was the mastermind. tsarnaev's initial court appearance was today in his hospital room. he was able to speak one word, no, when asked if he could afford an attorney. he now has a public defender the court found today. he's alert, mentally competent and lucid. joining me is jake tapper live in boston. pretty dramatic developments late in the day here. from what we now believe, dzhokhar tsarnaev may have told the investigators in written answers, is that right? >> reporter: that's right. a u.s. government official tells
, friends and family gathered at st. joseph's catholic church for the funeral service of 29-year-old krystle campbell-- one of three people killed in the bombings. a memorial service for another victim chinese graduate student lu lingzi was set for this evening. back in washington, president obama also observed a moment of silence at the white house as did the u.s. senate. but tempers flared earlier at a senate hearing. iowa senator chuck grassley was one of several republicans who've said the bombings, allegedly by two chechen immigrants, raise questions about immigration reform. >> i think we're taking advantage of an opportunity where once in 25 years we deal with immigration to make sure that every base is covered. >> brown: that sparked a heated exchange between grassley and new york democrat chuck schumer. >> i say that particularly those who are pointing to what happened, the terrible tragedy in boston, as i would say an excuse for not doing a bill or delaying it many months and years. >> i never said that. >> i didn't say you did sir. >> i didn't say anything about... >> i didn't me
in the bombings, krystle campbell is one of them, she was remembered during a memorial service today and as the service began, which took place nearly seven miles from the marathon finish line, police officers lined the street to salute the casket bearing her remains. lingzi lu, the graduate student from china who friends say was passionate about math and took delight in the little things in life is also being remembered tonight. those who were injured are struggling to recover. tonight, 50 people remain in the hospital, including the transit officer who was wounded in the firefight with the tsarnaev brothers on thursday night. many of the dozen or so survivors who have endured amputations are being consoled by war veterans, which is just an incredible thing, who are telling them that their love of life doesn't have to perish with the limbs that they have lost. a group of runners who didn't get to finish the marathon last monday did today, symbolically carrying the torch for those who could not. and finally this evening, the fbi officially turned boylston street back over to the city
street joined him as well. silence for the three whose lives were taken in the bombing, krystle campbell, martin richard and lingzi lu as well as for fallen m.i.t. police officer sean collier, gunned down thursday night allegedly during the suspects' flight to watertown. we honor them all tonight as we a short time ago, people gathered on the boston university campus as well to remember lingzi lu, who came here from china to pursue a graduate degree in applied math. her family says that while she was here, she fell in love with this great city. and tonight this great city, boston, returned that love. we also honor the bravery of a young woman i spoke to, a dancer who lost a foot and part of her leg in the bombings but vows she will dance again. she's a dance instructor and plans to give lessons again. you will hear from her and her optimism and strength will inspire you. we begin with breaking news. jay tapper is joiping us in boston. what are you learning about what the suspect is saying. >> according to one government official and this is a preliminary investigation but dzhokhar tsarna
as the president memorialized the three people killed in the terrorist attack, 29-year-old krystle campbell, 23-year-old chinese graduate student lindsay liu. the president became especially choked up when talking about 8-year-old martin richard. >> forever expressing a wish he made on a blue poster board. no more hurting people. peace. >> reporter: the president as consoler-in-chief, a role he has found himself in all too often. after tucson, after aurora, after hurricane sandy, more recently after newtown. as with those other terrible events now is the time for coming together. the service uniting religious leaders and people of all different faiths in one common prayer. >> to repair our broken world. we cannot do it as a collection of individuals. we can only do it together. >> reporter: as we mentioned before, immediately following the service, both the president and first lady michelle obama stopped at hospitals to visit with the wounded and their families. for many, the key to healing from the attack will come only after justice is served. in less than an hour we expect a briefing from th
. >> reporter: as the day goes on we learn that 29-year-old medford, massachusetts resident krystle campbell is one of the other victims of the attacks. her mother patty tried to hold back emotion for the cameras. >> she had a heart of gold and all smiles and couldn't ask for a better daughter. >> reporter: third victim is revealed by boston university, to be a 23-year-old graduate student, chinese national lingzi lu. her adviser and professor remembers a kind woman with a bright future. >> such a waste of all the time and energy and dreams that she had, and we'll never know what she could have done. >> reporter: day three, still no arrests and a city on edge. governor deval patrick spoke with cnn's wolf blitzer urging the public to be patient. >> this is going to take some time, a lot of time, and particularly given that there hasn't been an individual or group that's claimed responsibility. >> reporter: day four, president obama comes to boston and speaks of an interfaith service telling boston the country stands with it. >> the world will return to this great american city to run harder t
. the family says it's planning public memorial in the coming weeks. services were held for 29-year-old krystle campbell yesterday, and last night boston university held a vigil for lingzy lu the 23-year-old grad student from china. and a private funeral today for m.i.t. officer sean collier who was allegedly gunned down by the suspects thursday night. tomorrow m.i.t. will hold a memorial service for him and vice president joe biden will atenld. it is giving people all over the country a way to help in the wake of the boston bombings. whether's $5 or $500,000 like major league baseball donated every little bit is helping those whose lives were forever changed. governor patrick and the boston mayor are making an announcement about the one fund right now. let's listen. >> all of the money will go to victims, none to administrative costs. we thank all of the donors, large benefactors who are represented here behind us, but the thousands of others all over the world who stepped up. and above all and first and foremost, for his vision and his leadership in this and so many things, mayor menino. >> t
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